Helen Kathleen Harrop
Helen Kathleen Harrop (née Semple) died peacefully at Toronto Grace Hospital on March 16, 2004 in her eighty-third year.
She was born in Earlton to pioneering parents, William and Esther Semple, in May of 1921, and was a young survivor of the Temiskaming Fire of 1922 which destroyed the family home and sawmill business.
Educated at New Liskeard High School and Timmins Business College, she served as a member of the Canadian Women’s Army Corp during World War II, followed by a career in accounting.
She was a long time resident of Toronto where she met and married Robert Harrop, a British born electrical engineer with Canada Wire and Cable.
Mrs. Harrop lived briefly in Victoria and Kelowna after her retirement, and was an avid and frequent traveller who had visited six continents, each one many times.
Mrs. Harrop was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1973, and by sisters Mary (2000), Jean (2001), and Margaret (2002).
She is survived by her brothers Campbell Semple (Margaret) of Guelph, and James D. Semple of Toronto, and by her sister Lillian Hallett of Vancouver and will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and by the Harrop family.
A memorial service will take place at the Gilbert MacIntyre Funeral Chapel, 252 Dublin Street, in Guelph on May 8 with interment at Highland Memorial Gardens in Toronto.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Toronto Grace Hospital — Palliative Care Unit.
Winifred MacDougall died April 1, 2004 after a brief illness. She was in her eighty-second year.
Mrs. MacDougall was born in Lancaster, England and emigrated soon thereafter to Cochrane with her parents Alfred and Winifred Barker and sister Elsie. From Cochrane the family moved to the Tri-Town area and in 1951 she married Lloyd MacDougall in New Liskeard.
Mrs. MacDougall was an active member of the First Baptist Church, serving in many capacities: choir director, Sunday School teacher, refreshment committee convener, Bible Study hostess, among others. She was active in the community, volunteering in Girl Guides of Canada, Kiwanis Festival of Music, offering to canvass for many charities, singing with various community choirs, playing violin in orchestras, visiting at the hospital and the manor and offering to help where and when needed. She led an active life playing badminton, skating, skiing, swimming, bowling and walking everywhere.
Mrs. MacDougall is survived by her beloved husband Lloyd and loving sisters Elsie Fielder and Margaret Uttley; children Jean (Larry Donaldson), Jim (Annie), Barb (Lee Booth) and Bruce (Natalie); grandchildren Bob (Ann), Bill, Dan (Becky), Candace, Shannon, Geoffrey, Brittany, Daniel and Lee-Ann; and great-grandchildren Amy and Sara.
A memorial service was held April 5 at the First Baptist Church in New Liskeard and her cremated remains will be interred at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the New Liskeard First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, the Temiskaming Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Sarah Juanita Bess Becky Léveillé died March 26, 2004 at the Tri-Town Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury at the age of 81.
Mrs. Léveillé is survived by her husband Ovila “Lefty” Léveillé of Cobalt; children Sidney (and Rachel) Adams of Haileybury, Gloria “Cooky” (and Joe) Lanouette of North Bay and Cameron (and Dianne) Adams of North Bay; as well as 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family of Mrs. Léveillé received friends at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury on Sunday, March 28 where the service was conducted March 29. Pastor Wally Wood officiated.
Memorial contributions to a charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Kathleen (Ross) Rice
Kathleen (Ross) Rice died peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home in Haileybury on March 21, 2004 at the age of 98.
She was born in St. Catharines on April 21, 1905. She moved to the family farm in Thornloe with her parents Robert and Alicia (Ally) Ross. She lived on the farm with her brothers and sister.
Mrs. Rice was predeceased by her husband Charles Foster Rice; her parents; brothers Orville (Betty), James Homer (Jessie) and sister Evangeline (Dr. R. Fleming); son William and grandson Gordon Connelly.
She is survived by her brother Robert Ross of Thornloe; son Robert (Denise) Rice of Bonfield; daughter Kathleen (Tommie) Price of Key Colony Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The celebration of her life service was officiated by minister Kitty Miller at the Buffam Léveillé Funeral Home in Haileybury. Burial is at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Haileybury.
The service was attended by many friends, neighbours and relatives, many coming from Florida, Toronto, Grand Valley, Sudbury, North Bay and Bonfield.
Andrew Thomas Wilson
Andrew Wilson of Orillia died peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on March 26, 2004. He was in his eighty-fifth year.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his loving companion Grace Grigg; brothers Scott Wilson (wife Ruby) of New Liskeard, Bob Wilson (wife Pat) of Haileybury, Jack Wilson of Carleton Place; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by siblings Agnes, Ann and Jessie.
Cremation has taken place with interment in New Liskeard.
If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com
Albert E. Uttley
On March 16, 2004 Albert E. Uttley died at the Temiskaming Hospital.
He was born in New Liskeard on July 1, 1922 to Joseph and Mary Uttley.
Educated at New Liskeard Public and High Schools, he served during World War II, from 1940-45, in the Royal Canadian Navy on both oceans as Chief Petty Officer, First Class.
He married Agnes (Irish) Marrs at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Peterborough on August 27, 1944.
Mr. Uttley worked at Wabi Iron Works for 45 years. Prior to his retirement he was superintendent of machine shop and plate shop.
Mr. Uttley loved all sports. He was manager of the Flyers hockey team with Chuck Jemmett and Red Mathews. In his earlier years he was very active in the Lions Club, the Royal Canadian Legion and curling. He is remembered for his marvelous sense of humour and his smile. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Uttley, a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, is survived by his beloved wife Agnes (Irish); loving children Jack and Michael (Susan); grandsons Richard, Jeffrey, Jason and Christopher; granddaughter Stacey; great-grandsons Kyle and Blake; and by cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary Uttley; brother Con; sisters Ivy, Gertie and Annie.
The funeral service was arranged by Perrin Funeral Chapel in New Liskeard and was held at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on March 20.
Father John Lemire officiated with Father M.J. Scully concelebrating. Readers during the mass were Lorne Fleece, a friend from North Bay, and nephew Bill Uttley from Peterborough and he was piped in and out of the church by the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band.
Pallbearers were Lorne Fleece, Matthew Uttley and grandsons Richard, Jeffery, Jason and Christopher.
Lunch was served after the service by the ladies of the Catholic Women’s League.
Interment is in the spring at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in New Liskeard.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Peterborough, Toronto, North Bay, Brampton and the Tri-Towns.
In memory contributions were made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help benevolent fund, masses, the Temiskaming Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Haileybury Heritage Museum Endowment Fund.
The family thanked the doctors, nurses and Mrs. MacDougall of the Activity Room during the time Mr. Uttley was in the hospital.
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, of smiles, of happy times, and laughing times, and happy memories I leave behind when day is done.”
After a five month battle with a brain tumour, Louis Sylvester (Jocko) Commanda died March 17, 2004 at the Renfrew Victoria Memorial Hospital. A resident of Tennisco Manor, Golden Lake, he was in his eighty-fourth year.
Mr. Commanda, a carpenter and trapper, was predeceased by his wife Lily; parents Melissa and Themo Commanda; siblings Pearl and husband Ben Seymour, James, William and his wife Mary, Agnes and her husband Dominick Kohoko, Allan and his wife Dorothy, Florence and her husband Basil Leclaire, Percy, Philip and wife Eleanor; brothers-in-law Patrick Amikons, Edward Cayer and Lennox Amikons.
He is survived by his brother Richard Commanda (Rita Vincent), sisters Lila Amikons, Mary Amikons and Anne Cayer.
The funeral was arranged by Laundry Funeral Home in Eganville with the service conducted by M. Borne at the Nativity of Our Lady Church, Golden Lake, on March 20.
Pallbearers were Robert, Timothy, Rocky and Clayton Commanda, Michael and Joe Ott.
Relatives and friends attending the service came from Maniwaki, Mississauga and Port Dover.
Spring interment is at Nativity of Our Lady Cemetery in Golden Lake.
Violet Faragher (née Bigelow) died March 24, 2004 at the Temiskaming Hospital at the age of 73.
She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Faragher and is survived by her children Brian (Linda), Nancy Mackey (Jean-Guy), Carol Dorion (John) and Dennis (Janette); as well as 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents and brothers.
Cremation was at Forest Lawn Crematorium and interment is at Ste. Anne Cemetery in Mattawa.
The funeral was arranged by McGuinty Funeral Home in North Bay.